She has had experiences where people blatantly treated her as inferior until they learned that she was teaching at the University (as part of her graduate program). The fact that Americans discriminate Mexicans because the minority of Mexican people cross the U.S border illegally. However, not all Mexicans do that since it is really dangerous and may cause to crime. On the other hand, people also have their assumption about human races or it is easier to say racial stereotypes are still existing and relating to some folks that are generalized and applied to a whole category of people. To illustrate, people usually classified Black people always cause the highest crimes and tend to be the lowest class than other races.
Racial distinctions between Africans Americans and Caucasians have been used to justify significant differences in jobs, policing and housing, leading to great injustices. If we want to address those injustices we need to change the way we think about what our society needs to do in order to strive. The racial influence on finding jobs for African Americans in modern society still worsens as discrimination still decides who gets the job or the promotion. For example, if two qualified males of both races applied for a job the one who would be called up for the job is most likely the Caucasian male. I believe this because of the statistics that have been shown to me and our society countless times.
“The virtual personas of Latino immigrants (represented as a threat to the nation) make the authority that has accumulated for real immigrants in their role as workers and consumers vanish” (Chavez 47). In the public eye Latinos are depicted as noncompliant and dangerous citizens and noncitizens of the United States. “The virtual lives of ‘Mexicans,’ ‘Chicanos,’ ‘illegal aliens,’ and ‘immigrants’ become abstractions and representations that stand in the place of real lives” (Chavez 47). It is depressing to understand that the majority of the United States strictly sees Latinos as these distorted images. At the end of the day each individual’s life matters, we all need to become more compassionate for one another.
“An American to Mexicans/a Mexican to Americans” (Pat Mora). This is a quote from a poem about being Mexican American immigrant and all its struggles. In America immigrants will always be seen as immigrants, even if they are American citizens. Immigrants have trouble being successful in the the U.S. because of the way they are treated by U.S. born citizen - especially xenophobic people. This causes them unable to obtain freedom because they are undermined as citizens.
Maxine Waters, a member of congress, is convinced the system is racist, saying that “The color of your skin dictates whether you will be arrested or not, prosecuted harshly or less harshly, or receive a stiff sentence or gain probation or entry into treatment.” (Discover the Networks). “African-Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but are 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America.” (Huffington Post). If we trained our officers more thoroughly about how important it is to avoid discrimination we could avoid any accusations of unfairness and work to completely remove racism from the criminal justice
During his presidential announcement, he spoke how the U. S. is a dumping trash, where any other countries can drop it, in our country to solve. He specifically targeted the Mexicans because of the border that’s separates America and Mexico. He says Mexico brings their worst people in our countries, to bring problems such as crime, rapists, and drug dealers. This is racism, because he is labeling the Mexicans as harmful, dangerous people to the whole country. He doesn’t know that some Mexicans aren’t that bad, and can successfully accomplish their dreams in America like any other would, if they have a chance.
Racial minorities in America face discrimination despite the effort for equal rights. From the color of your skin, to the way you dress, to your religion. Even though America has progressed significantly after a few decades, people are constantly being discriminated in America for minimal reasons. Racism exists everywhere, all around actually. Even in our criminal legal system, a man of color is 6 times as likely to be convicted, and a Hispanic is 2.3 times more likely.
Not only does the book focus on the colonization of blacks, but also of Hispanics and how they are affected. The number of Latinos in our Federal prisons is always going up. Racial profiling is also another way of social control for Latinos, as well as our border patrol system. “Prejudiced assumptions about the nature of Mexicans continue to mar relations between Anglos and Mexican Americans, and have significant implications for how the latter are treated in the criminal justice system (Bosworth and Flavin: 52).” Basically, criminalizing Mexicans is our countries safe way of keeping full social control over them. We either resort to deportation, or taking advantage over
In this respect, the chapter titled “How They Lived” is much more representative of the true immigrant experience. People like the narrator sacrifice everything to get to America, only to find that they are unwelcome and relegated to menial labor. The author uses the repetition, “illegal, and illegal, illegal” to emphasize the fact that many immigrants are seen as illegal, regardless of their actual
The society will live in today is ignorant. Numerous people believe that racism has been eradicated throughout the corner of our modern world. The American society likes to believe in the purity of their country where racism is a thing of the past and they are setting an example for the world and we use things like interracial marriage and an African-American president to support our claim. It is true that as a society we have come some ways however certain things like racism runs rampant through urban and suburban street alike, causing racial tensions to flare. These tensions could a chance to be seen consistently in the papers through police power viciousness against minorities and the warmed open deliberations looking into immigration control.